Born deaf at Toronto, ON and attended public schools, graduating Northern Secondary School. Went to Algonquin College and Seneca College, training for horse care and for shoeing horses. Worked with horses for a time until marrying a hearing man, when she became a stay-at-home mother. Later returned to school, earning certification in computer operation. Active in her husband's religious ministry to deaf persons.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.102-103.